Searching for an entree that's special enough for company, yet easy on the cook? Try this memorable make-ahead meal from Harriett McKay of Cathedral City, California. It features chunks of tender chicken, mushrooms and water chestnuts in a cheesy sauce.
This rich and creamy chicken salad would be a welcome addition to any buffet table. "This salad is among my family's favorite casseroles," notes Eleanor Hein of Kirkland, Illinois. "It's great for potlucks."
My guests like this casserole even if they don't usually like all the ingredients in it! For instance, people who don't care for broccoli don't mind it in this dish. And I like the way it's so easy to make and serve when company comes. —Suzann Verdun, Lisle, Illinois
I couldn’t say who loves this recipe best, because every time I serve it, it gets raves! Occasionally I even get a phone call or email from a friend requesting the recipe, and it's certainly a favorite for my grown children and 15 grandchildren.—Maryalice Wood, Langley, British Columbia
Our youngest daughter tweaked this recipe to our tastes. To stuff the shells, we cut off the end of a disposable cake-decorating bag and slipped the filling inside. It worked like a charm. No mess!—Gale Sparling, Pembroke, Ontario
This versatile recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law when I was a new bride 37 years ago. It has been enjoyed by our family and guests and at potluck suppers more times than I can count. Folks love the chicken and noodles in a delectable cheese sauce.—Eleanor McElroy, Kernersville, North Carolina